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SMOS '09 Agenda and Presentations

Wednesday, 11 March 2009
  12:00-14:00 Buffet Lunch
  14:00-14:10 Welcome, Logistics, Programme A. Hahne, ESA-ESTEC
  14:10-14:30 SMOS Project Status A. Hahne, ESA-ESTEC
  14:30-14:50 SMOS VRT CoordinationS. Delwart, ESA-ESTEC
  14:50-15:20 SMOS Commissioning Plan M. Martin-Neira, ESA-ESTEC
  15:20-15:35 Calibration & Validation Plan Overview C. Bouzinac, ESTEC
  15:35-16:00 Coffee / Tea Break
  16:00-16:30 SM Validation OverviewY. Kerr, CESBIO, France
  16:30-17:00 OS Validation OverviewJ. Font, ICM, Spain
  17:00-17:15 Campaign OverviewC. Bouzinac, ESTEC
  17:15-17:30 Tools Presentation & Test Data Sets R. Crapolicchio, ESRIN
  17:30-20:00 Poster Session
Tool Demonstrations
Welcome Drink
Thursday 12 March 2009
  09:00-10:30 Vicarious Calibration of Brightness Temperature
  09:00 SMOS calibration sites in the Australian arid zoneJ.Walker
  09:20 Comparison of SMOS data with in-situ measurements at Dome-C and with model simulationsS.Paloscia
  09:40 SMOS validation in the Takeliman desert W.Zhang
  10:00 SMOS activities at ECMWF: global monitoring and data assimilation study Rosnay
  10:20-10:30 Coffee/Tea Break
  10:30-12:00 Other Level 1 Issues
  10:30 RFI status: where and how to deal with it N.Skou
  11:00 Brightness temperature maps reconstructionE.Anterrieu
  11:30 Geolocation biases calibration over Madagascar coastline F.Cabot
  13:00-14:00 Buffet Lunch
  12:00-18:00 Parallel Sessions
Soil Moisture Validation
Ocean Salinity Validation
Integrating SMOS and SMAP soil moisture validation (T. Jackson)

SSS validation with the Aquarius Validation Data System (G. Lagerloef)
Recent cal/val activities at REMEDHUS (J.Martinez)

Towards the validation of SMOS ocean surface salinity (C.Gommenginger)
Upper Danube Anchor Station (A.Loew)

CAROLS in 2008 and 2009 (M.Zribi)
Soil moisture from the FLUXNET global network (R.DeJeu)

Interpretation of CAROLS L-band measurements in the Gulf of Biscay (J.Boutin)
Test of algorithms for the retrieval of soil moisture and woody biomass in forests (S.Paloscia)

The MedArgo program and SMOS validation in the Mediterranean Sea (J.Font)
How will dew affect SMOS data? A case study in the agricultural midwest (B.Hornbuckle)

The GLOSCAL project and observations of near sea surface salinity variability (J.Boutin)
SMOS validation in Poland (W.Marczewski)

Influence of Land and Sea Surface Roughness on SMOS SSS retrieval in coastal seas (D.Burrage)
Distributed temperature sensing for large scale soil moisture observations during SMOS cal/val (N.VanDeGiesen)

HUT-2D data analysis over a strong salinity gradient (F.Martin-Porqueras and J.Kainulainen)
Comparison of two surface reflectivity models and validation with radiometer measurements (M.Schwank)

SMOS Validation in the Tropical Atlantic using AMSR-EOS, Ocean Color and In situ Data (N.Reul)
SMOS Validation Rehearsal Campaign at the VAS site (E.Lopez)

Level 2 processing of HUT2D measurements (M.Talone and J.Font)
HUT2D measurements of soil moisture in northern areas (M.Hallikainen)

EMIRAD observations of SSS gradients (N.Skou)
  20:00 ESA Sponsored Dinner
Friday 13 March 2009
  09:00-13:00 Summary of Parallel Sessions
General Status of Preparation; Recommendations & Conclusions
  13:00-14:00 Buffet Lunch
  09:20 Special Meeting for the Validation Campaign Participants